SSES’s relocation to Canterbury from 2021

We will be relocating the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences to the Canterbury campus from September 2021. If you are due to start your course in September 2020, the first year of your degree will be taught in Medway.

This exciting move, to the larger of our two campuses, will allow us to provide enhanced facilities, study and social space for you as well as helping you become part of a broader academic community that we’re confident will further enhance your skills, employability and student experience. Further information about the Canterbury campus and its facilities can be found here. You can also find out more about the facilities currently on offer in Medway for your first year here.


Why is the school moving to Canterbury?

Our main reason for making this decision is to enhance the student experience. Re-locating the School of Sport & Exercise Science (SSES) to the main campus would not only enhance our academic and research programme, but also the overall student experience due to the availability of more sports and recreation facilities.

What sports and recreation facilities are available on the Canterbury campus?

Kent Sport offers a range of ways to get involved with sport and be active during your time at University. Team Kent, funded by the Students’ Union, run more than 60 different clubs, from American Football to Ultimate Frisbee. You can read more about what’s on offer.

Can I visit the Canterbury campus?

 As part of our enhanced protection measures surrounding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have taken the decision to suspend all Campus Tours at the Canterbury and Medway campuses. However, you can take a virtual tour of both campuses. We hope that as time moves on, we may be able to open campuses up for visits next year.

How do I arrange accommodation for my second year?

For your second year, most students choose to live off-campus in private accommodation with friends they have made. That said, a few students do continue to live in university provided accommodation – you can speak to the Accommodation team directly about this by emailing You can find out more about accommodation on both campuses and view a virtual tour on the main Accommodation webpages.

I can’t move to Canterbury in my second year – how can I attend lectures?

The University operates a shuttle service – there will be more updates on how this will run in from September in the coming weeks. Please check this page for updates.

You can also find out more details on how to get to the Canterbury campus by train, road and rail here.

I have further questions about how the move affects me directly  – can I contact someone directly?

Please email with any queries that have not been answered above. If you have already made an application with us, please include your UCAS number in your email.

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